Posted November 04 2010 - 04:43 PM
Posted November 05 2010 - 08:15 AM
Remember I'm talking about building a civilization from the ground up. Not necessarily trying to fix this one.
Well then I’d like to go back to basics :2thumbsup:
Education: How to kill with a spear and atlatl
Infrastructure: Caves and roads leading to ceremonial platforms and sacrificial altars.
Family Unit: Shared responsibility for upbringing and nurturing of children
Sexuality: Club her over the head then rape her while she’s unconscious
Technology: The wheel, fire starting, stone weaponry
Culture: wrestling, primitive form of soccer (males, only)
Physicality: Lean, muscular, and sinewy
Food/intoxicants: wild animals, fish, roots and tubers
Posted November 09 2010 - 03:32 PM
abundant public transportation and an energy grid harmonious with nature are the dominant tangible elements.
nothing lasts very long without a culture that builds and favors it.
too many people would rather be tortured to death then live in a world that didn't give them something to complain about.
i think when people understand the real process of gratification, instead of throwing it away for the sake of hallow persuits that are tremendously popular but seldom gratify, or for long, if at all, then civilization will appear.
its not beyond our actual capacity to do so. and i'm not talking about ascitacism, but simple self honesty.
we have the means, what we lack is the focus and the will, and that's not an intrinsic lack, but a result of the coerciveness of short sighted interests.
my nation is the imagination
this is the dawning of the age of zootopia
and thank god i'm not quite human
Posted November 09 2010 - 04:55 PM
Posted November 10 2010 - 12:24 AM
education- something democratic in nature that teaches children to critically think, like the Deweyist method.
infrastructure- homes are extensive structures shared by clans and communities, political entities don't exist or only serve as organizational structures for direct democracy/the city functions an autonomous collective/What would normally be suburban would be reserved for farm land, community centers for higher learning and spiritual development, sustainable density, no managing, just rational people that know how to make collective decisions and to decrease population growth voluntarily if needed.
family unit- life long, committed group relationships/ the family unit extends to a localized, clan sized segment of community/ the family and community is one in the same/ Children are the collective responsibility of all males within committed orgiastic relationship.
sexuality- free love/ orgiastic relationships within committed clan sized units.
technology- It would be futuristic and environmentally sound.
culture- People would, both, think for their selves and be open minded, people spend their spare time through spiritual and naturalistic exploration, social get together's would involve open interaction and exchange of ideas.
Physicality- Well fed, happy people/ ideally cybernetics could enable people to merge consciousness temporarily to understand one another better and for democratic organizing. The next stage in evolution would be an interstellar culture and development of a higher state of consciousness that spans more dimensions of space-time.
Food/intoxicants- localized farming to to save on fossil fuels and counter current trend of corporate monopoly, non-harmful to sentient life/ psychedelic drugs (no ego enhancing or addictive substances like cocaine and methamphetamine). Cannabis will grow everywhere in abundance in the wild as a free source of medicine, clothing, and food.
Hierarchy- Anarchistic, money doesn't exist (through a more evolved sense of the collective unconscious, people will be able to ascertain how much one contributes to society), chiefs and elders are respected for their age and wisdom. horizontal organization.
Posted November 12 2010 - 01:22 PM
Posted November 14 2010 - 11:51 PM